In fields such as science and engineering, virtual environment is
commonly used to provide replacements for practical hands-on laboratories.
Sometimes, these environments take the form of a remote interface to the
physical laboratory apparatus and at other times, in the form of a complete
software implementation that simulates the laboratory apparatus. In this paper,
we report on the use of a semi-immersive 3D mobile Augmented Reality (mAR)
interface and limited simulations as a replacement for practical hands-on
laboratories in science and engineering. The 3D-mAR based interfaces
implementations for three different experiments (from micro-electronics, power
and communications engineering) are presented; the discovered limitations are
discussed along with the results of an evaluation by science and engineering
students from two different institutions and plans for future work.
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